Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a Conservative Party event following the results of the general election in London, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised not to let down voters whose hands had “quivered over the ballot paper” before backing his Conservative party for the first time.
“We will get Brexit done on time by the 31st of January, no ifs, no buts, no maybes,” he told cheering supporters on Friday.
The Conservatives were set for a resounding victory in an election in which Brexit was widely seen as the decisive factor, with his “Get Brexit done” mantra winning over former Labour voters in the opposition party’s traditional heartlands.
At a party event in central London, Johnson acknowledged those who had switched allegiances, and whose hands he said may have “quivered over the ballot paper” before voting for him.
“You may only have lent us your vote, you may not think of yourself as a natur